Principal’s Report

Well done to everyone involved in the EPS Colour Fun Run last week! As a school we have raised just over $10,000 to go towards our playgrounds. Thank you to all of the very helpful volunteers we had to squirt the colourful powder on us as we ran around – so much fun! A BIG thank you to Peta Woodyard, co-ordinator of our Fundraising for the school, for arranging such a great afternoon for us all to enjoy together.

The end of 2023 sees the end of the current School Strategic Plan (SSP 2029-2023) for improvement, which the Annual Implementation Plan is based on. This plan determines what changes and improvements we aim to make as a school to continue to put the best teaching practices into place to support our students to reach their learning growth potential. Part of the review involves us checking in with the students, teachers, families and the community on how they think we are travelling as a school, what are we doing well and what are some opportunities for improvement. Over coming weeks, I will be seeking input from all members of our EPS community so that we can work towards formulating the basis for our next 4-year SSP. Apart from looking at student achievement data, this will also include asking for feedback on some of our policies, particularly those involving child safety, and seeking ideas on the topics of learning in the classroom, assessment and reporting, student wellbeing and engagement.

  • Divisional Athletics Round – Wednesday 13th September
  • Grade 2 Fairytale Dress-Up Day – Thursday 14th September
  • School Council – Finance 7pm,  School Council Meeting 7.15pm  – Thursday 14th September
  • Sporting Theme Dress-up Day  (wear your favourite sporting uniform or favourite holiday activity/hobby outfit) – Friday 15th September (Please note:  no gold coin donation necessary)
  • End of Term Assembly at 9.15am – Friday 15th September – Students dismissed at 2.30pm
  •  First day of Term 4 – Monday 2nd October

Emma Clark
Principal

‘R U OK? Day 2023 is Thursday 14th September and it is our national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, ‘are you OK?’ and start a meaningful conversation whenever they spot the signs that someone they care about might be struggling with life’. https://www.ruok.org.au/join-r-u-ok-day

In Buddy Grades on Friday 8th September we discussed R U OK? Day, what it means and how to help someone, EVERYDAY.

Congratulations to all the wonderful participants in the Puffing Billy Festival.

Mr. Appleby came first in the 13.5 klm run!  Fantastic running!!

Well done to other staff members, Mrs. Appleby, Mrs Boocock, Mrs. Cornell & Mrs. Mackenzie.

 

Ollie D in Grade 4 ran the 5klm run & came 1st!

Upcoming Events!

Calling budding artists…

The Emerald Arts Society will be holding their annual Art Show in November and artists of all ages are welcome to enter. There are cash prizes up for grabs and we have had a number of students from EPS win prizes in the past! For more information and entry forms, see Ms McDonald, Sonia Sensei or the office.

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Canteen News!

Friday Meal Deal

Pre-Ordered Footy Lunch orders only.

Breaking up is hard to do!!!!!!!!

It’s time for the canteen to break up with single use straws, these will not be available in 2023

More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the world’s ocean every year and over 90% is single use plastic.

So let’s say bye bye to straws and hello to BYO. We highly recommend reusable options over all disposables. Students can purchase a reusable silicone straw in its own case with the school Emblem for $4 from the canteen (over the counter or via online) or uniform shop.

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